Easy Art (and a Facebook Plug)

If you're a fan of `a casarella's Facebook page you probably know that I went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market this past Sunday.   (And if you're not a Facebook fan, I'd love it if you'd become one.  You can find my FB page here.)

Anyway, the flea market was amazing and will definitely require its own post.  It's going to take me a few days to digest the whole thing, though, so that post will have to wait.  (That's really code for, "I took 500 pictures and need to sort through them all...)

Anyhoo, I did manage to do a small flea market inspired project that I can share with you today.

It started at a booth that had a table full of these:

What are they, you ask?  Good question.  Originally they were some sort of fabric samples.  My best guess is upholstery but I could be waay off.  Anyway, the moment I saw them I envisioned them as framed art.  Each one was only a dollar so I found two that I liked and went on my way.  (Of course in hindsight I wish I'd gotten more but, oh well...)

These were the two I picked.  I just love the colors.  They remind me of the ocean:

I could tell they were fabric samples by the holes in the top...

 ...and the labels on the back.

The project itself was pretty simple.  I picked up a couple of Ribba frames from IKEA... 

 ...and popped the fabric inside.

My only dilemma?

Should the stripes be vertical...


...or should I do one of each?

I'm leaning towards two horizontal since you can see more of the colors that way.  I'd love your input if you'd like to leave a comment. You could even leave it on my Facebook page!  (Oh I am shameless...)



  1. What a fun find and a cute, easy project! Love the beachy colors too! Can't wait to see the rest of your pics and a post about your adventure!

  2. What a great and easy project. I'm off to facebook to cast my vote :)

  3. Horizontal, the two ones! :) Sorry, my English isn´t very good :)
    I love this idea.

    1. Gracias, Vero! (And your English is much better than my Spanish!)

  4. Fantastic idea, Elena! It's really beautiful. Megan

  5. I am delighted with your site is beautiful ... I'm following you I'll always be here ... bj

  6. Lots and lots of great ideas on this blog! Thanks so much for following me through Hometalk. I'm following you through FB now! :)

  7. Great way to reuse those, I vote horizontal! Thank you for sharing at Cap Creations.

  8. Absolutely brilliant! Yay!

  9. Thanks for sharing at Resyled Sundays. This is a great idea. I am such a fabric lover, this is a great way to showcase some of your favorites!

  10. This is wonderful! Absolutely LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for sharing over at Junkin Joe...we are back this week after having our party crashed by a storm named sandy! Hope to see you again : ) hugs...


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